It’s official – Coronation Street stars Daniel Brocklebank and Rob Mallard are a couple.
Rumours began surfacing this week that the pair who play Billy Mayhew and Daniel Osbourne respectively – had hit it off on the cobbles behind the scenes and were now in a relationship.
The Sun revealed that the romance began after Rob joined the show last year, and the new couple have even been enjoying double dates with co-star Catherine Tyldesley and her husband Tom Pitfield.
Confirming the news on Twitter this afternoon, Daniel said: “It’s true! @Rob_Mallard only came round to put some shelves up & it went from there… #LoveIsInTheAir”
Following on from Daniel’s message with a cheeky tweet of his own, Rob said: “Thanks for all of the kind comments! I have indeed bagged the ‘notorious’ @Dan_Brocklebank (batteries not included).”
Kym Marsh joined in on the love, quipping to Rob: “I didn’t even know you were gay.”
I didn't even know you were gay 😳😂
— Kym Marsh (@msm4rsh) May 17, 2017
Daniel joined Corrie in late 2014, with his character Billy Mayhew going on to have a romance with barman Sean Tully, before dumping him for Todd Grimshaw.
Rob publicly opened up about his sexuality for the first time earlier this year, stressing that he never planned to keep his sexuality a secret.